Tours & activities in Brussels

Free Tour of Brussels

The original FREE walking tour of Brussels' most visited attractions with a local guide

ABOUT THE Free Tour of Brussels

This 2.5-hour FREE Brussels walking tour will show you all the top attractions in the old city. Local experts will take you to must-see spots such as iconic Grand Place, the Mannekin Pis and the birthplace of everyone’s favourite comic adventurer, Tintin. Join us as we explore the political capital of Europe the way Brussels was meant to be seen; by walking along ancient royal buildings, through the cobblestone streets and up the hills to the museum quarter.

 

Your FREE Brussels city tour starts daily in front of the tower of City Hall on Grand Place/Grote Markt and finishes by Mont des Arts. Navigating this trilingual city can be daunting, even for the most experienced traveler, which is why SANDEMANs NEW Brussels is here to help!

 

From the heart of trade to the centre of politics

Brussels today might be known as the political powerhouse of Europe, but it got its start as a trade capital. 

Despite being occupied by Germany in both World War I and II, the city remained relatively undamaged. After the war, Brussels underwent extensive modernisation and is now home of many international institutions, making it one of the most important cities in Europe. We lead you through the winding streets and discover the sites of the beginnings of the city over 1,500 years ago.

Brussels comic art scene

No other country has produced more comic artists than Belgium – Tintin, Spike and Suzy and the Smurfs are all created by Belgian artists. Get a brief insight into the history of comic art in Brussels and even see your favourite characters painted on the sides of buildings!

FREE Tour concept

The tips-based model of the FREE Tour allows guests to support and reward only the highest quality tours, to ensure that the tour fits within their expectations, and within their budget.

TOUR SCHEDULES

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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
What’s not included
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Your Free Tour of Brussels starts in front of the tower of City Hall on Grand Place/Grote Markt, daily in English and Spanish

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grand Place and Town Hall
  • Learn about the history of Brussels at the Maison du Roi
  • See the 217 year old Stock Exchange building
  • Window shop at Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
  • Giggle at the Belgian humour of the Manneken Pis Statue
  • Visit the La Monnaie, home to the National Opera of Belgium
  • See the oldest church in Brussels, St Nicolas’ Church
  • Find the library and Nation Archives found in the Mont des Arts
  • Discover Brussels’ comic art scene
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The original free tour of Brussels, every day of the year

 

Rain or shine, all of our tours run as scheduled. Book your place online to guarantee your spot!

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Brussels' best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style.

The independent guides who employ us to market their tours conduct the FREE Tour on a tips-only basis, thereby guaranteeing that you receive a tour of the highest quality. They'll never pressure you to tip; we believe that, if money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the tour and the budget of the traveller.

Why join the SANDEMANs FREE Tour?

  • Many major landmarks covered
  • Central meeting points
  • Guaranteed to fit within your budget
  • High quality guides, incentivized to perform every time!
  • Tips-based tours running every day

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Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.

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